Category: Broadway
Notes on My Mother's Theatregoing
Tuesday, January 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jan 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A playwright recalls seeing shows with his mother in the '80s, courtesy of TDF --- "She loved the theatre, would arrange groups of ten with TDF. She had lists of people, teacher friends mostly -- we went every week. 10am -- the minute tickets became available -- in bed, pressing the button on her demon dialer." Those lines are from my play Notes...
Unexpectedly Encountering God on Broadway
Friday, December 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A theatregoer of faith recounts her epiphany at Hamilton --- I first saw my faith reflected on the secular stage when I watched Hamilton on Broadway. As someone who grew up attending a Baptist church for more than 20 years, I didn't expect to find it there. But I definitely felt the presence of God at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. I'll set the stage:...
Do We Really Need to Watch Shows in Silence?
Monday, December 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
Mon Dec 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
A Latinx theatregoer makes the case for loosening up audience "rules" --- Growing up in Honduras, I picked up my knowledge of theatre etiquette from the movies (thank you Pretty Woman and Citizen Kane). I learned that I shouldn't talk, that I should unwrap my candy before the show and that I should sit as still as possible and wait for my cues to...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
My Life in a Theatre
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
One seasoned audience member's tribute to the memories he's made at the Shubert --- "Remember?" The three-note motif had insinuated itself into my mind's ear since we took our seats in the balcony of Broadway's Shubert Theatre, where we were about to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! It wasn't from a song in the show, so I wondered why I was hearing...
What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?
Friday, November 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Michael Berresse returns to Broadway after a 10-year absence in The Cher Show --- Playing a part based on a real-life person is pretty common -- just look at all of the biographical shows running right now. But playing a part based on a real-life person who serves in a key creative position on the production? That's the unusual situation...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2018 Edition
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. Bonus: At press time, many of these shows were...
How TDF's Autism Friendly Performances Changed the Sweeneys' Lives
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Katie Sweeney talks about her son Dusty's incredible theatrical journey, off-stage and on --- At TDF, we do a lot more than sell discounted tickets. Our many Accessibility Programs help audiences with specific needs enjoy the power of the performing arts. While we often use statistics to give donors a sense of the impact our initiatives are having,...
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